By Topic

Realizing an Effective and Flexible ITS Evaluation Strategy Through Modular and Multi-Scaled Traffic Simulation

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$33 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

3 Author(s)
Mathias Baur ; Department of Traffic Control and Engineering, Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany. ; Matthew Fullerton ; Fritz Busch

The next generation of transportation systems employing advanced ITS and vehicular inter-networking are difficult to evaluate because of their inherent complexity. Advanced control algorithms, sensor setups, multiple communication media, and the varying driver reactions require new planning and evaluation strategies. While simulation tools are often used to study the likely effects of such systems in advance, we do not fully know what to expect as the outcome of a given implementation, making it difficult to validate a simulation's output. Data collection from a variety of field-tests is beginning to provide this data, but simulation definition, implementation and validation tools are all in need of improvement in order to keep up. Here we propose a new simulation framework that can translate a single ITS use case to different simulation tools with multiple traffic networks and/or data sets. This allows simulation tools to be compared and combined as appropri-ate for the given use case in order to improve both the validity and scalability of the simulation, and to facilitate better coop-eration between those working in this rapidly developing field.

Published in:

IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Magazine  (Volume:2 ,  Issue: 3 )